Blogs from Williamsburg, Virginia, United States, North America

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The drive from Americamps RV Resort in Ashland VA to Newport News Regional Park Campground in Newport News VA was, again, short by Uncle Larry’s standards – 69 miles or 1 hour 9 minutes per Google Maps. Newport News Regional Park is a municipal campground, as you might have guessed, and is embellished with the same amenities as most state parks – spacious, well-dispersed and well-shaded sites. Cell service and my Wi-Fi hot spot worked fine, but satellite television reception was non-existent. Although the American Civil War did impact Williamsburg, this area of Virginia is all about the colonial era and the Revolutionary War, so don your tricorne hat and wig while you’re visiting what I’ll call, “The Historic Triangle.” I found the web sites quite confusing with this package and that bundle so, and due ... read more
Numerous “Critter-Drawn” Tours Are Available for a Fee
The Fife and Drum Corps Put on Quite an Exhibition of Precision Marching ON GRASS!
The Weather Was a Little Warm for Perfect but Excellent for My Entire Stay


Even though I am extremely anxious to get going, I had another tourist day in Williamsburg. If you a lover of History, this is a great place to visit. Colonial Williamsburg is immaculately preserved and there are over 50 sites, homes, trades, taverns and shops to experience. It is sort of a Disneyland of Colonial History. There are costumed guides in each and every building, including the King Arms Tavern where I had lunch. I spent all day in Williamsburg and covered perhaps 1/3 of the opportunity’s available. I enjoyed the day but am ready to roll. Finally, I’m off to Charles City tomorrow.... read more
Sleeping Quarters
Fran Whitney was our hostess in Whetherburns tavern
King’s  Arms Tavern


Today was mostly consumed by pulling the bike parts out of the box, putting it back together, followed by a 20 mile test ride. I found Williamsburg to be a beautiful place. As someone who basically grew up on the West Coast, I find it fascinating to see people going on about their lives in a town that goes back to the very early 18th Century. Every building I saw in The Old and New parts of town was beautifully restored or made to look like it belonged. Everything was neat and tidy. Thanks to the lifelong mission of Dr. W.A. Goodwin, and a the money of John D Rockefeller, Colonial Williamsburg has been restored to replicate its hay day as the Seat of Virginia’s British governed Capital. As I peddled through the many streets of ... read more
Armory and military drill grounds
Rockefeller Bassett Hall
Williamsburg Inn


If today is an indication of how my luck will go, I feel very fortunate! My goal today was a simple one. Catch an 0800 United flight out of San Diego to Washington Dulles, connect to the Norfolk flight and take an Uber to my lodging near Williamsburg. It couldn’t have gone smoother. Once arriving in Norfolk my Uber driver was a fine fellow named Tommie. He drives a Limo by day and moonlights as an Uber driver when he wants a little pocket change. His vehicle was immaculate and the 40 mile ride to the Yorktown/Cheatham Navy Annex felt like a limo ride. I called the Annex earlier today and they gave me the bad news that Uber’s were not allowed on Base. So I assumed I would have to walk the 3/4 mile to ... read more
Leaving San Diego
I am here.  Right smack between Williamsburg and Yorktown
Navy Gateway Yorktown/Cheatham Annex

North America » United States » Virginia » Williamsburg April 4th 2018

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North America » United States » Virginia » Williamsburg April 2nd 2018

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North America » United States » Virginia » Williamsburg September 28th 2017

Well we started our second day in Washington by heading over to Arlington cemetery. This is the place where a number of the American soldiers had been buried from the civil war until today and has a number of monuments. One of its residents? is JFK and his family so we thought we would go visit as well I also wanted to see a huge statue of the famous flag raising at “Iwo Jima” which is near the cemetery. When we arrived there were hundreds of people already there which was a bit of a surprise for me as I thought it wouldn't be a popular tourist trap…I was wrong!! It was a little surreal seeing people standing next to graves smiling have their photos taken and leaning into JFKs plot and doing the peace sign ... read more
Dons house
Sculpture park
Blueridge mountains

North America » United States » Virginia » Williamsburg December 20th 2016

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North America » United States » Virginia » Williamsburg August 27th 2016

Geo: 37.2756, -76.7097Editor's NOTE: Normally Glenn proof-read's my blog and does some major editing, however I am not asking him to do this for me, since he needs a break. So bear with me if there are misspelled words and the grammar is incorrect. Thanks for reading. We had a delightful breakfast at the Cassadas. Besides scrambled eggs, they fixed french toast. My favorite. As we sat around the table, we talked about all of the names of the children. And how they got their names, and the middle names also. I think it is important that we acknowledge each of the kids. I encouraged Rebekah and her upcoming responsibilities as a teen and getting her driver's license. I said "You have to get the trust of your parents. When your folks tell you to come ... read more
Cassada Selfie
Children
Cassada

North America » United States » Virginia » Williamsburg July 15th 2016

Day 17 - Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg is about an hour from Virginia Beach. After a nice buffet breakfast on Atlantic Ave (we drove this time), we arrived at the settlement early and beat the heat and the predicted afternoon thunderstorms. From the visitor center, you can take shuttles or walk a medium ways to the town. We recommend that you walk, no matter the weather, or you will miss the plantation (our favorite stop) which is a reconstruction of an 18th century Virginia plantation. It is a working farm so the docents and volunteers all work on various tasks to keep the farm running. There was a group making a heartburn remedy out of oyster shells, another group making parts for a new building in town, and a couple of farmers working in the tobacco field. ... read more
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